3D Wheel configurator

Almost all wheel manufacturers provide some kind of wheel configurator showcasing a wide selection of wheel styles for you to choose from. Some allow you to discover the compatibility, the measures and all the technical information useful to purchase your new set of wheels.

Want to see how your custom wheels will look on your vehicle?

Most of the configurators are 2D or provide some kind of perspective of your car so you can better see the effect of the wheels on your car. Often they do not give you a correct image of how the wheels will look on your car. But now you can use a 3D wheel configurator for better experience during the process of finding the wheel of your choice.

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Dotz wheels may not have necessarily re-invented the wheel but they have re-invented online wheel configurators. You can choose your car model, and test different wheels, moving the car 360° around the entire car. Be it on your PC, tablet or smartphone. Other brands from the ALCAR holding also have identical 3D wheel configurators (AEZ, Enzo, Dezent, AllCar and Dotz).

This amazing 3D wheel configurator enables the user to configure hundreds of current car models with wheels and enjoy a realistic and vivid all-round view. You can also lower the suspension, change the colour of the car and the windows tinting.

For the Audi models there are also some interesting details like S-line packages and light effects that you could add to turn your model more real. The 3D models of the cars are also very realistic.

3D wheel configurator

3D Wheel configurators allow different lightsteps, perspectives, dark-light effects, concave surfaces and convex spokes to be more realistic. The smoothness of these 360° configurator is unparalleled, probably one of the bests available.

3D Wheel configurator

click to access Dotz wheel configurator
click to access AEZ wheel configurator

navPOInt

We are proud to announce the launch of navPOInt – a brand new, and unique, software product that allows the customisation of POIs on Audi Satellite Navigation Plus (RNS-E)*

By default, Audi owners must “make do” with the POIs provided as standard – and that doesn’t include speed cameras. But now you can add your own categories, each with a unique custom icon of your choosing, to the navigation systems map display. Using NavPOInt you can add safety camera locations, or any other more specialised POI you wish, to create your own uniquely personalised navigation DVD!

All you need is a PC running XP, Vista or Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) and the ability to burn DVD+R DL (Dual Layer) disks. Simply download a safety camera or other POI database and our software provides everything else you need to create your customised navigation DVD.

navPOInt is provided as a free trial, where only a limited number of POIs can be added. Purchase options are then available via the software.

Start using NavPOInt today and enjoy a safer and more fun driving experience! Find more information here: www.navpoint.co.uk

* RNS-E is the DVD based navigation system available as an option on Audi A3 (8P 2003 on), A4 (8E 2001-2008), A6 (4B 2001-2005), TT (8J 2006 on) and R8 models.

Get Sponsored! Podi Launches Sponsorship Program

Audi enthusiasts worldwide are in for a real treat this week with the announcement of a program that gives back and rewards their commitment to the performance automotive scene. As the leading innovators of the only OEM replacement steering column gauge pod, Podi has once again raised the standard in the industry with the launch of an integrated sponsorship program, designed as an open call for sponsorship applications.

It is Podi’s ongoing commitment to both the aftermarket performance industry and to enthusiasts all over the world that triggered the launch of this sponsorship program. Podi’s goal is to celebrate automotive enthusiasts and the automotive culture, and also to continue raising the bar for industry standards. This program promotes enthusiasts’ involvement in the local, online and worldwide automotive communities, while supporting the ability for owners to showcase their vehicles and the countless hours they have dedicated to them. According to Podi, this program has been designed to highlight the passion that owners continually display for their vehicles and the enthusiast communities.

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If selected to be a member of the Podi team, candidates of this sponsorship program will gain access to discounts and credits towards Podi products. Other benefits of the program include exposure through Podi’s website and promotional outlets, exclusive invites to events, as well as the opportunity to represent Podi at automotive shows as a brand ambassador.

Application for sponsorship can be found here: http://podi.ca/sponsorship.aspx.

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About Podi
Formed in British Columbia by Audi enthusiasts, Podi manufactures high quality, OEM replacement gauge pod solutions for Audi and Volkswagen enthusiasts worldwide. Learn more at: www.podi.ca.

High Performance Audi

For those of you searching for information on Audi tuning, performance parts and body kits, HighPerformanceAudi.com may be a good starting point. What makes HighPerformanceAudi.com (HPA) so special? After all, there are plenty of websites that provide information for Audi enthusiasts.

HPA is unique because it puts together very detailed information, exclusive photos and useful comparisons on aftermarket parts with specific Audi applications in a single structured place. It’s objective is to help Audi owners with useful information as they modify their Audi. Audi performance parts are a big investment, and HPA helps to answer the questions many of us have as we build our dream Audi.

There are some special features on HPA that are not available on any other Audi website. Some of the information is presented in a fairly controversial manner, but all of it is useful for Audi enthusiasts. Here’s a look at the key features of HighPerformanceAudi.com.

Comprehensive Audi body kit resource
Although not every Audi is included yet, most of the popular Audi models already have detailed information on all the body styling options available.

For example, the Audi TT 8J section contains detailed research on 15 different Audi styling brands, including brands like Alpil from Japan and Schubert from Austria which are not well known outside their home markets. As expected, leading brands like ABT, Caractere, Oettinger and Rieger are comprehensively covered.

What we found helpful was that HPA presents only the important facts about each Audi styling kit, without promoting any of them in particular. More importantly, there were many photos on the same page which clearly illustrate each body kit from different angles.

The HPA illustrated guides to Audi Body kits
Those of you who would like to view even larger Audi body kit photos should download the HPA Illustrated Guides to Audi Body Kits, a collection of exclusive high quality photos of modified Audis. There is one HPA Illustrated Guide for each Audi model, and these ebooks can be opened up even on big computer monitors larger than 24″ in size. So no details of the featured bodykits can escape your scrutiny, even though you zoom into the photos!

If you are looking for a body kit for your Audi, it’s recommended that you utilize this resource for your research. Although the HPA Illustrated Guides are available only to HPA members, membership is free and the online sign up only takes a few minutes to complete.

Here’s a small sample extracted from the HPA Illustrated Guide to B8 Audi A4 Body Kits which contains 19 pages of illustrations for the popular Rieger body kit. If you like it, you will appreciate the full guide which also contains photos of other body kit brands. If you’ve already registered as a HPA Member, just use your password to access all the HPA Illustrated Audi Body Kit Guides .

10 Secrets to stunning body kits for your Audi
Also available free to Audi enthusiasts is the ebook 10 Secrets to Stunning Body Kits for Your Audi, written by the HPA founder, an avid Audi enthusiast and owner himself.

It contains useful tips such as what to look out for when buying a body kit and whether to buy the entire kit from one manufacture or to mix-and-match on your own. It promises to be a valuable resource for those who believe in restyling their Audis.

10 Secrets to Stunning Body Kits for Your Audi is also a downloadable resource for HPA Members, and can be accessed here.

Links to recommended merchants & owner reviews
HPA has reviewed several Audi performance parts merchants and provides links to them at the end of each information page if they supply that specific performance part. This is a useful feature as Audi owners want to know where to buy aftermarket products after completing their research on HighPerformanceAudi.com.

HPA also provides an area for Audi owners to share their experiences with each performance part, and though we haven’t seen comments for all the products yet, this feature should ultimately become useful to others as Audi enthusiasts step up to share their experiences.

HPA Tuner ranking reports
Perhaps the most controversial of HighPerformanceAudi’s information are their tuner ranking tables, made up of published power and torque values from some of the biggest Audi tuners in the world. As we know, such figures depend on a number of parameters such as the model of dynamometer and the correction values used during dynos, and cannot be compared fairly like that.

However, the tables are a useful comparison of what individual tuners claim to produce. In fact, Audi owners often have to accept what tuners publish, and in this case the HPA tables are a very useful reference to have, since you can compare the power and torque values for all tuners on a single page.

Tuner rankings by Maximum Power Output are available on HPA’s Tuning Homepage, and HPA Members can download additional rankings by Maximum Torque – useful to have, since torque is a critical component that affects daily driveability.

John, the founder of HighPerformanceAudi.com was very enthusiastic about what HighPerformanceAudi.com had lined up for Audi owners. “We have information upcoming for brakes, exhaust, and suspension… everything you would dream of to do for your Audi”.

“We’re pulling scattered information together into a single resource for Audi owners and enthusiasts. Be sure to register as a HPA member, because whenever we publish new information we always keep our members informed. Plus members get access to valuable information which is guaranteed to be helpful as you modify your Audi.

“I’m an Audi fanatic myself and welcome Audi owners to join my quest to share useful knowledge with the entire Audi community.”

HighPerformanceAudi.com is well on the way to realizing its vision – to be the world’s most comprehensive Audi performance parts reference for Audi owners and enthusiasts, provided by Audi owners, for Audi owners.

Find out more at www.HighPerformanceAudi.com.

Parts4Euro.com Annual Holiday Sale

holiday sale car parts It is that time of the year again the Parts4Euro.com Annual Holiday Sale is here! Up to 40% on over 60 selected products. To easily see these items please click here.

Sale starts Wednesday Nov 26th 2008, ends Friday January 9th 2009. To ensure you receive your order before the holiday please place your order no later than Dec 12th 2008.

You can access Parts4Euro website here.

Buying used Audi

If you are looking for the ideal used Audi, then Motorstoday.co.uk can be the answer for you. Even if you you are looking for a daily driver car or even other used luxury cars, you might be interested in visiting this website. They have got more than 200,000 second hand cars to search on their website database. Buying new cars is also easy and there are many features you can benefit. You can browse thousands of used cars or new cars on the United Kingdom, or search for a specific make and model at the right price near to you.

The site can be helpful also if you are not sure which car to buy. You can read used and new car reviews, and there are also buyers guides to help you find your ideal used car. Used car reviews are very complete and they specify a score for some features like performance, handling, comfort, image, style, insurance and value. You can also read something about the Audi Quattro, the S8 or the new Audi TT. One other useful feature of this website is that it can help you in all the stages of buying new cars, like for instance finding the latest finance car & insurance deals on the market near to you. They provide links and information on insurance, loans, HPI, car tax calculator and you can compare car insurance quotes for a wide range of vehicle brands.

If you need to sell your Audi, then you can advertise your car for 2 weeks on the Motors Today website for only £4.99. MotorsToday.co.uk is one of UK’s leading motoring websites and is compiled from a network of over 172 local newspaper websites, as seen on TV. You will get a good audience.

Motors Today is also useful if you want to stay updated to all the automotive news on the market. And if you like give away, you can also qualify to win an iPod nano every week for 10 weeks between October and December, so please visit Motorstoday.co.uk